Flickasbord, Volume 36

Remember in “Glengarry Glen Ross” when Al Pacino was angry about the fashion in which the detective, played by Jude Ciccolella, spoke to him? Well, that’s how I’m feeling after seeing that meandering garbage movie, entitled “Woo”, which stars Jada Pinkett Smith. And as to why I have such vitriol for that movie, well movies of One Hun-Dread quality tend to be momentum killers, thus I need to re-think my strategy in how I schedule my current watch list. And trust me, I will once this entry posts. Now onto the newest Flickuum related blurbs.

First up, in an item that is barely about someone that I refuse to mention by name on this website, I re-iterated my appreciation of the late Leslie Nielsen’s work in the Naked Gun trilogy to one of my roommates, which prompted her to recommend a movie where he’s a serious actor. And sure enough, she recommended such a movie, in the form of “Forbidden Planet”, which is one of those cheesy yet fun 1950s sci-fi movies. And of course, I have been a fan of that type of stuff since I was 12 years old, thus I added the 1956 movie to the current assessment/re-assessment roster.

Sydney Sweeney’s character in “Anyone But You” is being blasphemous again, as I have decided to at least temporarily revoke the fully guaranteed status of “Working Girl”, so that I can re-assess it. But since the 1988 movie is among the 2,100 overall guaranteed Flickuum movies, I have expedited the 1983 version of “Valley Girl” from Tier 4 to Tier 3, followed by expediting “The Fallout” from Tier 7 to Tier 4. Of course, there will be no more Flickuum purging after this, so to quote Lajon Witherspoon, “This is the last time!”.

Speaking of the last time, the final pardons from the Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page have been granted, as A] The Disney 2D-animated version of “Hercules” will get a second re-assessment, because maybe I will no longer be bothered by the minute detail that annoyed me about it earlier this decade and B] The 2007 movie “Silk” will get a re-assessment because it’s the only movie of the late Sei Ashina that can be obtained for The Project, and I feel that she deserves to be a part of Flickuum lore. Of course, those two movies won’t leave the aforementioned Movie-Ocrity/Dishonorable Mention page for nothing, as the self-indulgent “Chocolat” has gone back to that page and will have company, in the form of “L For Leisure”, due to the latter wasting the presence of Melissa Barrera.

And finally, both Amazon and Apple now have “Love Lies Bleeding” appearing as a movie available for pre-order, albeit digitally, especially since the former does the pre-order listing thing for hard copy versions of movies as well. Of course, both companies did the same exact thing initially for “Bob Marley: One Love” yet I didn’t let that deter me from awarding that awesome biopic an overall guaranteed Flickuum spot, thus I have decided to apply the same rule to the Rose Glass-directed movie.

Alright, I have at least 38 movies to add to the 2,101 through 2,102 selection protocol, as that number could bump up to 43 via the possible successful assessments of “Civil War”, “The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare”, “Abigail”, “Boy Kills World” and “Challengers”, although the digital pre-order listing status of the former of those five movies might be on the same trajectory as “Love Lies Bleeding” since both movies are A24 movies. But regardless, significant progress will be made between now and May 7.

Until the next time.